Archaeology PhD Proposal Competition and Workshop 2020

Published: 9 October 2020

Wed 4 and Thurs 5 November 2020

Thinking about doing a PhD in Archaeology and want support in producing a proposal that will be competitive for funding?

Archaeology at Glasgow is inviting applications for a PhD Proposal Competition and Workshop. We are looking for candidates with excellent first degrees and cutting-edge research ideas, who will enrich and complement Glasgow’s vibrant and diverse research community.

Our fieldwork and research projects cover periods from the Mesolithic to the Modern era and extend from the North Atlantic to Iraq, with regional foci in the prehistory of Scotland and Ireland, Early and Later Medieval Scotland including the Viking world, the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. We approach the past and its present from a range of theoretical, thematic and scientific perspectives, with research expertise in digital archaeology, landscapes and environments, engagement, and material culture. Most of all, we like to be challenged by our research students!

Because of the covid pandemic we are unable to hold the workshop in person at the University, so we propose to hold the events over two afternoons 4th & 5th November 2020 at the University of Glasgow.

We anticipate being able to accommodate the 10-12 candidates, who will be selected by application.

Successful candidates will be able to spend time discussing their research proposal with prospective supervisor(s) and receive feedback from a wider group of academic staff on their short presentation. We will support the development of those research proposals for PhD studentships from the AHRC via the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities ( and the ESRC.

To apply, please fill out this online form - Deadline for applications is 5pm on 23 October 2020.

Invitations to Glasgow will be issued to the successful candidates by 27 October 2020.

We suggest that you get in touch with your proposed Glasgow supervisor prior to submitting an application. 

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First published: 9 October 2020

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